Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak Climbing

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

22 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Chulu West Peak (6,419m)

Group Size

Max- 20 pax

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

Mar-May & Sept-Nov

Chulu West Peak Climbing is considered one of the best peak climbing in the Annapurna region. Chulu West Peak is the highest of the peak, according to the trekking maps, which has been recorded at an altitude of 6400m, appropriately described as Chulu Central. Many climbers have made the mistake of considering this peak as East or West of Chulu. It is generally believed that obtaining the permit for the east or west peak will also give you access to test nearby peaks.

To climb Chulu West Peak, one must be adventurous enough to climb and have all the stamina and experience to walk the tough climb. It requires walking around 8-9 hours a day at high altitude. Physical fitness and health are also prominent factors to be eligible for such a journey. While we provide the basic services of the Sherpa guide to accompany you with the climb, you must have basic knowledge of mountaineering. Once at the top of Chulu West, climbers can witness the majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and many others at the ends of the view.

Why Chulu West Peak Climbing

  • Stunning view of the peak of Manang Himal
  • Typical Nepal trekking off the beaten track north of Annapurna
  • Trekking to the popular Annapurna region
  • The sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath
  • Magnificent view of Mesokanto La

Our trek begins from Syange/Jagat. After crossing the village of Manang, a base camp can be established within the small valley in the north. Following the base camp, the path is encountered with a smaller North-West ridge that will lead to the main peak. Any attempt to climb the peak from base camp can be done in a single day as the terrain is not conducive to any camps as the slope to the peaks is very steep. We make our return via Thorong La Pass to Muktinath to Jomsom. We take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and the trip concludes with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Starting Price

3099

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Meals included: Dinner

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. 

After checking-in at the hotel, you may take a rest or stroll around the streets of the Thamel area. In the evening, you will be invited to a welcome dinner hosted by our company in an authentic Nepali restaurant. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 02

Half-day Kathmandu tour & trek preparation

Meals included: Breakfast

After a warm breakfast, you will have a half-day guided sightseeing of some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley such as Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. 

You will spend the rest of the day preparing for the upcoming trek. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 03

Drive to Syange/Jagat (1410m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will leave Kathmandu and drive towards Syange or Jagat via Besisahar. We pass by many villages, rivers, farms. and greeneries along with mountain views.

Overnight.  

Accommodation: Guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs drive

Day 04

Trek to Dharapani (1960m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Soon after breakfast, we start our trekking journey today. We cross a large bridge near a place called Tal and enter the Manang district. We follow the trail passing through the fields of rice, potato, and barley, a lush forest of pines, and finally reach Dharapani. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs trek

Day 05

Trek to Chame (2710m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving behind Dharapani, we will ascend into forested ridges towards the west. We reach our destination, Chame, the administrative center of the Manang district by the late afternoon enjoying the stunning views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal. Once we are in Chame, you can enjoy and relax your tired body on the small hot spring. 

Overnight in Chame. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 06

Trek to Pisang (3300m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The trail is steep and narrow through a lush forest bringing us to a magnificent rock face. Our walk is full of mountain sceneries. We pass by many wonderful places and reach Pisang,

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 07

Trek to Manang (3519m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we take the upper route through Upper Pisang. The panoramic vistas of Pisang, Annapurna, and many other peaks makes our walk amazing and interesting. Once we are in Manang, we will pay our visit to the largest monastery in the district namely Barge Monastery. 

Overnight in  Manang. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 08

Acclimatization day in Manang

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is needed acclimatization day. On this rest day, we will make a short walk to a higher elevation to get acclimatized. We can either hike to Bhojo Gompo or Gangapurna Lake. We will also have an easy walk to a small ancient village called Vraga that houses a monastery. Then, we will walk to the Himalayan Rescue Association and learn about mountain sickness. 

Overnight in Manang. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge

Day 09

Trek to Leder (4200m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We leave Manang after a warm breakfast. Our path today continues through the alpine landscapes and high altitude forests. We make a gradual ascent to the Yak Khara and then to Leder, where we will stay a night. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs trek

Day 10

Trek to Chulu West Base Camp (4900m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Leder, we trek up to the Chulu West Base Camp. The base camp offers dramatic mountain views including Annapurna Ranges. 

Overnight at Chulu West Base Camp. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs trek

Day 11

Trek to Chulu High Camp (5600m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today's route from the base camp to high camp is not that technical. The peaks such as Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Lamjung Himal accompany us in our walk. 

Overnight at the High Camp. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs trek

Day 12

Acclimatization day & climb preparation

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Rest day at the high camp to get acclimatized. If you are interested to explore, then you can stroll around the High Camp. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 13

Summit Chulu West Peak (6419m) & return to Base Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will start very early in the morning as today is our summit day and it is going to be a long day. The icy high altitude trail makes us work hard but the magical Himalayan views take away our tiredness. After spending an ample amount of time at the Chulu West Peak, we descend back to the west base Camp. 

Overnight at West Base Camp. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs trek

Day 14

Contingency Day

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is a contingency day if we are unable to make the climb to the peak the other day because of the unfavorable weather or other reasons. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 15

Trek back to Leder

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We make descend all the way to Leder today. In Leder, we celebrate our success of summiting the Chulu West Peak with some drinks and delicious food. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 16

Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast in Leder, we make an easy downhill walk to Thorong Phedi. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs trek

Day 17

Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong-La pass (5,416m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We descend along the trail following the Thorong River and make a brief stop at Thorong La Pass that offers stunning views of Annapurna ranges and Chulu peaks. Then, we trek until we reach today's destination, Muktinath- one of the sacred site for the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 7 hrs trek

Day 18

Trek to Jomsom (2720m) via Kagbeni (2895m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Muktinath, we walk downhill to a popular Thakali Village named Jharkot. From here, we descend to Kagbeni followed by Ekle Bhatti. Walking through the lush green forests of pine and firs, we reach Jomsom. 

Overnight at Jomsom. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 19

Fly to Pokhara & half-day sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

We take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Once in Pokhara, we will explore some of its top attractions such as Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and Shanti Stupa. In the evening, take a romantic walk on the Lake Side or do boating on Fewa Lake. 

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 mins flight

Day 20

Drive to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Bidding farewell to Pokhara, we drive back to the capital, Kathmandu today. 

Check-in at the hotel and relax. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 21

Kathmandu Sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you are assisted to the World Heritage Sites that you could not visit last time. We will visit Swoyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and the old markets of Ason and Indrachowk. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 22

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

The Chulu West Peak Climbing trip ends here. 3 hours before your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. All the meals during the trek and climb are included in the cost.  

Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome/Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All Arrival/Departure transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All Guesthouse, Lodge/tented accommodation during the Trek and Climb
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with Tea/Coffee) during the Trek & Climbing
  • Guided Sightseeing with all applicable entrance fees as per itinerary in Kathmandu,
  • All Private transfer to Beshisahar/Chyamche & from Pokhara to KTM ( as per weather condition) as per itinerary
  • Domestic (Jomsom – Pokhara) Airfare and taxes as per itinerary
  • An Experienced GOVT licensed Trekking/Climbing Guide & required No. of Sherpa Porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fees
  • TIMS fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees
  • Peak Climbing fees (Royalty)
  • Climbing & Camping Equipment as per itinerary/necessary
  • Garbage fees/a comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All GOVT local taxes and surcharges

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees ( USD 25/40/100 – 15/30/100 Days Cash On arrival)
  • International Airfare to/from Kathmandu & Departure Taxes
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Any charges incurred due to the changing itinerary (Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle etc)
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for your safety measures
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tipping/ gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay etc)
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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